1991 Nissan Pickup (D21) Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Nissan Pickup (D21)

1991 Nissan Pickup (D21) Problems

Exhaust Manifold Can Warp and Cause the Studs to Break Off

The exhaust manifold on the 3.0 liter engine often warps and cracks, breaking off the studs between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold.   The noise may be most noticeable when the engine is cold.

Perform regular maintenance/oil changes to prevent timing chain failure


Regular maintenance is recommended to avoid timing chain failure. Rattles may develop in higher mileage vehicles. Regular oil changes will help reduce the incidence of this problem.

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1991 Nissan Pickup (D21) Reviews

I bought my girl in 1991 with minimal repairs since. 250k and going strong. Brakes, tires, shocks and such but what a good truck. oil every 3k since I bought it. Lasted longer than my marriage.
Great runner, easy maintenance, just clicked 450,000 kms 3rd owner. Now in the process of customizing
I have a 1991 Nissan Pickup SE with 208,000 and runs really great!

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